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KCTCS suspends presidential search amid pandemic, Paul Czarapata to remain interim president

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is ending the search for the next president of for the time being. The search committee completed its work and the KCTCS Board of Regents had selected four finalists. The next step of the process was to conduct in-person interviews, which were planned for later this month. Given the current situation regarding COVID-19 cases and the uncertain...

Eastern Kentucky University suspends search, recommends McFaddin be appointed president

Eastern Kentucky University’s presidential search committee today voted unanimously to recommend to the University’s Board of Regents that the presidential search for EKU’s 14th president be permanently suspended, and interim president Dr. David McFaddin have his interim title removed and be appointed president. “The Eastern Kentucky University Presidential Search Committee met this afternoon...

Board of Governor’s Scholars Program Foundation seeking candidates for the position of President

The Governor’s Scholars Program Foundation’s board of directors is seeking candidates for the position of Foundation President, to begin service in Winter 2019. The Governor’s Scholars Program Foundation (GSPF) is a 501-c-3 charitable organization that supports the work of the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP), a nonprofit organization that strives to enhance Kentucky’s next...

NKU President Mearns to stay through commencement, Desmarais heads search committee

Staff report Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents Chair Rich Boehne provided an update Tuesday on the process to replace President Goeffrey S. Mearns. Mearns accepted the position of President of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana on Jan. 24. Boehne said that Mearns will continue to serve as the president through Spring Commencement on May 7. Prior to that date, NKU will name an interim...

EKU searching for ‘innovative, visionary leader’ to become school’s 12th president

Eastern Kentucky’s search for a new president has begun in earnest but an important deadline looms. Feb. 14 is the date recommended for applicants who want “full consideration” for the position, though nominations and applications will be accepted until an appointment is made.   Retiring EKU President Doug Whitlock EKU is seeking a new president as current President Doug Whitlock retires...